This was our first time on a cruise and my wife and I both really enjoyed ourselves. We were following the Pride of Aloha story as it has been getting lots of press coverage here in Hawaii (both of us are locals, born and raised)- we also both took the time to read the reviews here on Cruise Critic before we left for our trip... this was probably the best thing we could have done as we knew what to expect, and the different problems past guests on the ship experienced. The following is a breakdown of our 7 day cruise:
THE GOOD: BOARDING was a snap... my wife and I waited until about 2pm to check in and board. According to one of the workers, we had missed the rush. the boarding process took about an hour BUT that included paying a visit to the shore excursions desk, booking a dinner reservation, and stopping to snap a few pictures. When we arrived at our room, our bags were already there waiting for us.
FREE MOVIES! Yes, I know that we had no business lounging around in our rooms watching free movies but, we were doped up on Dramamine for the first night. There was a bunch of new movies playing all the time... no dialing or ordering, just turn on the TV and enjoy! This was a real plus and one of the very few free things found on the ship.